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    Kirstyn Atkinson
    Kirstyn Atkinson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Baltimore, Md.

    High School:
    McDonogh

    Height:
    5-5

    Position:
    M



    2011: An important reserve on Northwestern's defensive line, setting a career best with six ground balls ... Played in 15 games with one start ... Brought in a career-high five ground balls against California and caused two turnovers in the game (3/11) ... First point came with an assist vs. Georgetown (3/5) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2010: Played a key role off the bench for Northwestern, seeing action in 18 games ... Set career-best in ground balls (four) while tying personal highs in caused turnovers (two) and draw controls (one) ... Scooped up a ground ball and caused a turnover against Duquesne (3/12) and Penn State (5/7) ... Notched a draw control at Ohio State (3/24) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009: Saw significant playing time for the Wildcats, coming off the bench in a defensive role in 21 games ... Scooped up a ground ball at Duquesne (2/17) and also at Johns Hopkins (4/17) in her Baltimore homecoming ... Caused a turnover against the Blue Jays and also against Penn State (4/12).

    2008: Saw action in 12 games during her freshman campaign ... Played in the ALC finals against Vanderbilt (5/4) as well as the NCAA tournament games against Notre Dame (5/11) and Princeton (5/17) ... Recorded two ground balls, a draw control and a caused turnover. High School: Lettered all four years in soccer, track and lacrosse ... Selected team captain as a senior in both soccer and lacrosse ... First-team all-county in 2007 ... Under Armour All-American ... An all-state selection in 2005 for soccer ... Second-team All-Metro in 2004 ... First-team All-Baltimore County in 2004 and '05...Second-team All IAAM Conference in 2004 ... Member of the Lacrosse Club team Skywalkers Blue for six years ... Also member of the PSC Elite club soccer for eight years ... High school coach was Chris Robinson.

    Personal: Born Kirstyn Brooke Atkinson ... Daughter of Kevin and Laurie Atkinson ... Honor roll student ... Majoring in learning and organizational change.

    Atkinson's Career Statistics

    Season GP-S G A Pts SOG FP GB DC CT
    2011 15-1
    0 1
    1
    1
    0-0
    6
    1 2
    2010 18-0
    0 0
    0
    1
    0-0
    4
    1 2
    2009 21-0 0
    0
    0
    0 0-1 2
    0 2
    2008 12-0 0 0 0 0 0-0 2 1 1
    Totals 66-1 0 1 1 2 0-1 14 3 7

    Atkinson's Career Highs

    Goals N/A
    Assists 1, at Vanderbilt (2/27/11)
    Points 1, at Vanderbilt (2/27/11)
    Ground Balls 5, vs. California (3/11/11)
    Draw Controls 1, three times (most recent vs. Penn, 4/10/11)
    Caused Turnovers 2, vs. California (3/11/11)